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Car Hire King Khalid International Airport/ Riyadh Airport Useful information

Car Hire desks are located at the airport so just have all your booking information and booking voucher with you and you will soon be on your way.  The city is one of the hottest places in the world and an air conditioned hire car is essential.   

Hiring a car from King Khalid International Airport (RUH) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, can provide you with flexibility and convenience for exploring the city and its surrounding areas. Here's what you need to know:

What You Need to Know:

  1. Driving License: To drive in Saudi Arabia, you must have a valid Saudi driving license or an international driving permit (IDP). Check the specific requirements with the car rental agency. You will find these detailed under `Important Information for the hire car of your choice, including details about excess, insurance coverage and options to upgrade along with deposit and payment card information. Breakdown Assistance is automatically included.

  2. Traffic Regulations: Familiarize yourself with local traffic regulations. Saudi Arabia has strict traffic laws, and violations can result in fines.

  3. Navigation: Use navigation apps or GPS devices to navigate the city and its surroundings. Road signage can be primarily in Arabic, so having reliable navigation tools is important.

  4. Traffic Congestion: Riyadh experiences heavy traffic congestion, especially during peak hours. Plan your journeys accordingly to avoid rush hour.

  5. Roundabouts: Be cautious at roundabouts, as traffic can be hectic. In Saudi Arabia, drivers often use their car horns to communicate with other drivers.

Distances to Attractions and Main Routes:

  • The distances to various attractions in Riyadh can vary, but most attractions are within a reasonable driving distance from King Khalid International Airport.

Attractions in Riyadh:

  • The National Museum: Located in the city center, it's one of Riyadh's top cultural attractions.

  • Murabba Palace: Approximately 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) from the city center.

  • Kingdom Centre Tower: A prominent skyscraper offering panoramic views of the city, located in the city center.

  • Al Masmak Fortress: An historic fortress in the city center.

  • Al Zal Market: A traditional market for local handicrafts and souvenirs, located in the city center.

Type of Car to Hire:

  • The type of car you should hire depends on your needs and preferences. For city driving in Riyadh, a compact or midsize sedan is usually sufficient. If you plan to travel long distances or explore rugged terrain, consider renting an SUV with 4-wheel drive capabilities for added versatility.

Fuel Locations:

  • Fuel is readily available in Riyadh, and petrol stations are widely distributed throughout the city. Most stations accept cash and credit cards, making refueling convenient.

Renting a car from Riyadh Airport can be a convenient way to explore the city and its surroundings at your own pace. Ensure that you have the necessary documents, follow local traffic rules, and use navigation tools to make the most of your visit to Riyadh.

Current Rental Rates at Riyadh Airport

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.20 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 211.45 EUR from 11/12/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.05 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 231.38 EUR from 11/12/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |

Hyundai Elantra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.75 EUR/day
Hyundai Elantra

7 Days rental at 236.25 EUR from 11/12/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |

Useful to know about Riyadh Airport

  • Officially called King Khalid International Airport, it’s located 22 miles north of the city.
  • The airport was used by the US Air Force in the Gulf War.
  • There is a Royal Pavilion terminal, reserved for notable arrivals.
  • Over fifteen million passengers flew to or from there last year.
  • The airport’s mosque can hold up to five thousand worshippers.
  • Hire a car from Riyadh Airport to discover the many facets of Saudi Arabia’s capital.


Popular car hire destinations in Riyadh Airport

Best car rental companies in Riyadh Airport

No.1: ALAMO,
based on 34 reviews
38 min (average wait time)
No.2: AVIS,
based on 56 reviews
18 min (average wait time)
No.3: SIXT,
based on 90 reviews
7 min (average wait time)

Riyadh Airport car hire information

  • 8.4/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Alamo EMEA Franchise
  • € 211.40
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 30.20
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 9
    Most Popular Type:
  • 5
    Most popular model:
    Hyundai Elantra
  • 41
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day for car hire at Riyadh Airport

January€ 41
February€ 41
March€ 39
April€ 41
May€ 45
June€ 41
July€ 39
August€ 40
September€ 44
October€ 37
November€ 44
December€ 46
January€ 35
February€ 35
March€ 32
April€ 34
May€ 35
June€ 34
July€ 35
August€ 36
September€ 36
October€ 35
November€ 38
December€ 38
January€ 112
February€ 107
March€ 99
April€ 147
May€ 106
June€ 115
July€ 190
August€ 177
September€ 116
October€ 120
November€ 131
December€ 124
January€ 54
February€ 56
March€ 51
April€ 55
May€ 65
June€ 56
July€ 57
August€ 59
September€ 56
October€ 55
November€ 59
December€ 59
January€ 252
February€ 274
March€ 321
April€ 301
May€ 365
June€ 328
July€ 334
August€ 346
September€ 328
October€ 320
November€ 360
December€ 318
January€ 33
February€ 31
March€ 28
April€ 29
May€ 28
June€ 27
July€ 29
August€ 30
September€ 30
October€ 32
November€ 33
December€ 33
January€ 96
February€ 92
March€ 79
April€ 87
May€ 379
June€ 73
July€ 77
August€ 83
September€ 84
October€ 81
November€ 92
December€ 95
January€ 49
February€ 49
December€ 49

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